Nothing will change until you write down your goals
Its your life. Do it now.
You are born as a goal-seeking creature. When you have no goals, you live an aimless and purposeless life. If you really know what you want in life, its amazing how opportunities will knock on your door to enable you to carry them out.
You recognize the importance of goals. But, when it comes to writing down your specific goals, you back off or procrastinate. You feel uneasy about it.
because when you write down your goals, you have to be committed to achieve your goals. Planning your life seems like such a horrible and dreading task that you simply throw up your hands and say, “I just don’t know where to begin.”
WHY SHOULD I WRITE DOWN MY GOALS?
Let’s try a simple game.
You have 7 goals you want to achieve this year. Each of them will require 8 to 13 activities to ensure that you achieve the goal. Some of the activities you will do it yourself, some if it you will require help from someone else. In order to successfully achieve your goals, you need to achieve it in a period of time. If not, you will just procrastinate and waste your time.
So now, you have 91 activities to do in order to achieve your goals successfully. You need to track who is going to do them, when to do them and measure the outcome.
Do you really believe you can track all 91 activities inside your head?
NOW, TAKE A PIECE OF PAPER, A PEN AND WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
Writing down your goals in writing and working out ‘how to’ achieve them is very important. The real challenge is not what you want it’s ‘how you want to get what you want’
How to start?
Step 1: Take a piece of paper, a pen and write down your goals.
Step 2: Choose your top 3 goals and ignore the rest of the list. You only have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to achieve your goals.
Step 3: Take another piece of paper, and write down 5 columns with the title below:
Goals | Activities | Measurement | Date to be Completed | Date Completed
Step 4: In the ‘Activities’ column, write down the activities you need to do to achieve your goals. Write them down in sequence. This is the MOST IMPORTANT part of the process.
Step 5: In the ‘Measurement’ column, write down how you want to measure the outcome of your goals. Be specific in numbers. For example, achieve 75 kg in body weight.
Step 6: In the ‘Date to be Completed’ column, Decide the date on which you will finish each activity.
Step 7: As you completed each activity, sign it off in the ‘Date Completed’ column.
Include this activity in your daily to-do-list. Keep working on your plan. Be discipline and consistent. I wish you all the best in achieving your goals.
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